Cardiff MRCS OSCE course: Clinical and Procedural Skills

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In the Intercollegiate MRCS OSCE Exam, the ‘Clinical and Procedural Skills’ component, making up about 15-20% of the total marks, will test the candidate’s capacity to apply sound basic science/clinical knowledge in a practical context. The candidate’s ability to perform practical tasks related to surgery that requires manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination and visual/spatial awareness will be assessed. In addition, it will also test aspects such as capacity, consent, theatre safety, WHO checklist and principles of safe surgery. This intensive hands-on practical skills course will take the candidate through all the procedures that have been examined in the recent years, allows practice in realistic exam conditions and will provide structured feedback for further development. Candidates will be provided with their scores and will have the opportunity to discuss specific practical aspects with the examiners and recent successful candidates.

Highlights

Practical course with a high tutor-to-participant ratio

Hands-on sessions with scenarios simulating the real exam Individual feedback and scores

Examples of topics to be covered include:

Surgical scrubbing

Safe use of local anaesthesia

Suturing techniques

Knots and tying at depth

Surgical excision of a cutaneous lesion

Urinary catheterisation

Consent and Capacity

Cannulation and venepuncture of high-risk patients

Epidural technique

Lumbar puncture

Organising a theatre list

Appropriate radiology requesting

Discharge letter

Transfer documentation

Performing an FNA

Insertion of a chest drain

 

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29 Jan 2020 School of Biosciences, Cardiff University Book now

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